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I've been a little inactive here lately. The boys have their summer break, and for some reason they want and often need my attention a lot (J is 5 and A is 7 years old now, almost 6 and 8 :)). And the time I do have left I have used doing my chores, some work, focusing on getting at least some exercise, tuning my diet and watching youtube :p But now SH (Super Husband for those who didn't know) is home for the last two weeks of their summer break giving me some more time to do the stuff I want to do. Like getting back on Nerd Fitness. 

 

I've been playing around with intermittend fasting and kcal counting since May, and I have lost 9 kg's since then. But now my weight loss seems to have stalled a litte, so back to the drawing table it is.

My favorite youtubers have given me lots to think about and inspiration for this challenge. For those interested, these are the health and fitness channels I'm following right now:

They all use science to explain why some stuff works and some doesn't. They are about health, not a quick fix, not just weight loss. And they all like fasting, but also believe that you should do what works for you.

 

One other channel that I've been following okay, binge watching is Dog Vlog. It's a comedian and his service dog who are hilarious. The comedian got a stutter through an accident, but instead of letting it defeat him, he turned it into a strength. I love his mindset. 

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Now the moment you've all been waiting for: my challenge goals!

Main goal: Lose 3 kg before September 3rd while staying as strong and healthy as possible

This will make me win my DietBet this month. I haven't lost one yet, and I'm not going to start now :p That said, my pre-game has been strong (the few days between bets when all bets are off, so to speak) and I've gained some weight every time. That's why I joined a transformer. I have to keep up the weight loss for 6 months to win (although I have to lose less weight for a transformer than a kickstarter). 

So how am I going to do this?

 

Quest1: Food

Eat 1200 kcal (40% deficit) each day

I can go over by 800 kcal in an entire week. So for example 2 1600 kcal days or one 2000 kcal day (maintenance)

I eat 3 meals a day. No snacks, except for the higher kcal days. Some days I will fast, but most days I won't, because eating this little makes me hungry and eating 3 times a day makes me less hungry and less likely to overeat.

Yes this will suck, so I will add a diet break after September 3rd where I will eat maintenance for a week. This is proven (according to youtube) to help keep the weight off and to help stick to the plan.

 

Quest2: Fitness

There are less zumba and dance classes during the summer break :( :( :( But once they start again (in two weeks), I will go to all  of them again. But for now it will be only 2, maybe 3 classes a week (two of them on Tuesday evening). 

I'm still following the Fitbit Coach program, but added a Darebee workout to increase upper body strength. Because I STILL CAN'T DO A SINGLE PUSH UP. And I'm really frustrated with that. 

I realize that cutting kcal won't allow me to gain much strength, but I will fight to at least keep the strength I have, and if I gain strength that will make me really happy :)

 

Quest3: Don't be so hard on myself

Even though I lost weight, I'm still overweight. Even though I have gained strength in the last years, I'm still not strong by any means. Even though I work hard, I still struggle to keep up with my chores and don't make a lot of money (barely any). 

But I'm not going to let this define me, I am not going to let this bring me down. I have persevered all those years and made positive changes, and I will continue to do so. Those brain weasels will be sorry they ever entered my head!

So when I screw up, I'll take a step back, see what went wrong and learn from it.

 

Let's do this!

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Following. Even though you have explained it in the past, I always thing SH is Sie Husband (My brain superimposes a German article in there, even though I know Dutch and German aren't exactly the same language).

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1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

SH is Sie Husband 

Wouldn't that have to be Ihnen or Ihrer? :p

(Disclaimer: I only took German in high school, so I might be wrong) 

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1 hour ago, Terah said:

Wouldn't that have to be Ihnen or Ihrer? :p

(Disclaimer: I only took German in high school, so I might be wrong) 

Your German is better than mine. I only took Theological German in Seminary.

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26 minutes ago, deftona said:

I only know the important German, like FRUHSTUCK. 

 

Following! 

Yes, breakfast is important :D The first german word I learned was "scheisse". Also very important in german conversation.

 

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Howdy!

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16 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Bauern mögen kurze Predigten und lange Würste*

 

*I was assured by my German teacher this is not a euphemism.

Well, it could be a euphemism. :D

But than it might should have been "Bäuerinnen" instead of "Bäuern". Unless you're talking about gay farmers off course... 

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39 minutes ago, Ensi said:

 

Me, a total n00b in German:

 

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Bauern = male farmers

Bäuerinnen = female farmers

 

2 hours ago, Terah said:

Bauern mögen kurze Predigten und lange Würste

= Farmers like short sermons and long sausages 

 

You're welcome :D

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Monday

After a weekend filled with too much food to battle sharks, I got my head back in the game today. My body still feels sore from the shark attack, so I skipped my workout today. But I ate healthy and stuck to my kcal goals. 

 

I'm teaching my boys English. We watch the show "word party" in English and I help them translate what they say. A is learning so fast, J is a bit too young I think, but he's learning too :)

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I found the most amazing oatmeal recipe ever. It tastes somewhat like popcorn. It takes a bit of work, but it's amazing. This recipe gives me 3 servings (the woman in the video says it lasts her an entire week, don't believe this! ;)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Hi Terah! Following along. I like your challenge goals. I think you've made so much progress here since we've met, and that's definitely worth celebrating! :D  Let those brain weasels sleep in while you conquer the day!

Thanks Snarky ((hug)) :D

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On 8/13/2018 at 2:34 PM, Terah said:

I found the most amazing oatmeal recipe ever. It tastes somewhat like popcorn. It takes a bit of work, but it's amazing. This recipe gives me 3 servings (the woman in the video says it lasts her an entire week, don't believe this! ;)

 

 

All that shade thrown at my overnight oats!  

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Tuesday 

Worked hard, got hungry, ate too much, went to zumba and dancehall class, came home, poured myself a class of Baileys, got drunk on one glass, watched Netflix and ate cookies, took a shower and passed out for 11 hours straight.

 

Now I'm hungover.... I seriously have to work on my alcohol tolerance :p

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3 hours ago, Terah said:

I seriously have to work on my alcohol tolerance :p

That could be fun.   Yesterday sounds like a pretty awesome day all around.  

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13 minutes ago, Shello said:

That could be fun.   Yesterday sounds like a pretty awesome day all around.  

Why don't you come on over and help ;) Together will be even more fun! 

It was a pretty awesome day indeed :D

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2 minutes ago, Terah said:

Why don't you come on over and help ;) Together will be even more fun! 

It was a pretty awesome day indeed :D

sure thing!  You bring the bailey's and cookies. 

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Wednesday 

I was hungover all day and didn't do much. We did visit my SIL. She's been institutionalized because of a burn out that turned into a depression :( I love my SIL and I hated seeing her being locked up like that. She's been admitted in the closed part of the institution now, because they're experimenting with her meds. She looked so tired and sad :(

She had asked if we could bring the boys, and I am proud to say they behaved perfectly. They sat still, talked quietly, were polite and so sweet to their aunt <3

We played a card game with her outside the closed area (it's not save for the kids in the closed part) and brought her back after that. 

 

Thursday 

It's still summer break, so no zumba. I got some work done, ate healthily, and practiced English with the boys. 

It was a good day :)

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